John Tedesco, Vice Chair

Founding Partner

Arena Partners

John is a C-level technology executive with a 20-year background in building and scaling venture-backed software businesses.   He is a 3x founding CEO of software companies in the commercial real estate, wireless and payments industries with multiple exits.  He currently serves as a Founding Partner at Arena Partners, an advisory firm for early-stage technology CEOs.  John also holds an MBA from Wharton.

John’s passion for addressing the needs of underserved children is what drew him to the mission of Solid Ground.  A safe, stable home life is crucial in kids’ ability to attend and graduate from school which will lead to more opportunities in life.